Ranking Ben Affleck: The Superhero

How will Batman compare to Ben Affleck’s other heroic roles?

Ben Affleck presents the Jimmy V award at The 2013 ESPY Awards on July 17, 2013, in Los Angeles.  (Right) Christian Bale as Batman in "The Dark Knight Rises."
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Is Ben Affleck heroic enough to play Batman?

Warner Bros. announced that Ben Affleck had been cast as Batman in a yet to be named Zack Snyder feature that will bring together the Dark Knight and Superman. The Internet, not surprisingly was up in arms about choice, with many doubting the Oscar-winning actor could play the classic comic book hero. To get a better read on the matter, here is a ranking of most of Ben Affleck's roles, from most to least heroic, to see whether he can truly pull off saving Gotham:

1. A.J. Frost, "Armageddon" – Astronaut, Earth-saver

2. Jack Ryan. "The Sum of All Fears" – Russian-fighting CIA agent

3. Tony Mendez, "Argo" – Hostage-rescuer

4. Matt Murdock/Daredevil, "Daredevil" – a blind lawyer/Marvel action hero

5. Rafe McCawley, "Pearl Harbor' – a World War II veteran, the adopted father to the son of his ex-girlfriend and his best friend

6. George Reeves, "Hollywoodland" – heroic actor who plays a super hero

7. Chuckie Sullivan, "Good Will Hunting" – friend to genius scamp hero

8. Neil, "He's Just Not that Into You" – commitment-phobe, but comes through in the end

9. Michael Jennings, "Paycheck" – memory-wiping reverse engineer

10. Bobby Walker, "The Company" – hero to the unemployed

11. Ben Holmes, "Forces of Nature" – blurb writer

12. Ollie Trinke, "Jersey Girl" – media publicist

13. Buddy, "Bounce" – advertising executive

14. Jack Giamoro, "Man About Town" – Hollywood talent agent

15. Drew Latham, "Surviving Christmas" – a Grinch

16. Gavin Banek, "Changing Lanes" – lawyer with a serious case of road rage

17. Doug MacRay, "The Town" – bank robber

18. Bartleby, "Dogma" – fallen angel

19. Cal McAffrey, "State of Play" – slimy politician

20. Larry Gigli, "Gigli" – one half of Bennifer

 

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